The state now houses 12,000 prisoners at a cost of $500 million a year.
The second and third floors were used to house prisoners.
It was also used to house Italian prisoners of war.
The original prison was built to house white male prisoners in 1892.
It was used to house prisoners on short sentences of up to two years.
The camp was said to house more prisoners during the war than the town had in its entire existence.
It was built to house 50 or so prisoners, but held 13 in comfort.
Other sites to house prisoners are under consideration, city officials say.
The establishment now houses prisoners over the age of 18.
It also asked that the courthouse no longer be used to house prisoners.